The Russian conductor, Andrey Viktorovich Boreyko, received his musical education at the Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatory in St. Petersburg, where he graduated summa cum laude in conducting and composition with Elisaveta Kudriavzeva and Alexander Dmitriev.
Andrey Boreyko has held several positions including Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra from 2001 to 2006, Principal Guest Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra from 2000 to 2003, Chief Conductor of Hamburger Symphoniker from 2004 to 2008, and Chief Conductor of the Jenaer Philharmonie between 1998 and 2003. Whilst with the Jenaer Philharmonie, Boreyko received awards for the most innovative concert programming in three consecutive seasons from the German Music Critics (Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband) - an unprecedented achievement in the entire history of this prize. He is currently Chief Conductor of the Berner Symphonie Orchester as well as Principal Guest Conductor of the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart (SWR) and of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Euskadi in San Sebastian/Spain. From the start of 2009-2010 season becomes also General Music Director of the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, during which time he will conduct one opera production per season at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.
Andrey Boreyko is one of the most exciting and dynamic conductors to emerge from Eastern Europe in recent years. As a guest conductor he has worked with many of the world’s most renowned orchestras. In Germany and Austria he has conducted the Berliner Philharmoniker, Münchner Philharmoniker, Sächsische Staatskapelle Dresden, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig and Wiener Symphoniker. Elsewhere in Europe he has appeared with the Russian National Orchestra, Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and BBC Symphony Orchestra, as well as Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. In the USA and Canada he has conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Toronto Symphony Orchestra. Highlights of this season include return visits to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, New York Philharmonic Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra and Cleveland Orchestra.
Numerous CDs as well as TV and radio recordings demonstrate Andrey Boreyko's artistic versatility. Arvo Pärt's Lamentate as well as Valentin Silvestrov’s Symphony No. 6 belong to Andrey Boreyko's CD recordings in 2005-2006 realised with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart (SWR) and released by ECM records Munich. In 2006, too hänssler Classic released as live recording - again realised with the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart (SWR) - a CD with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 4 and the world premiere of his original version of the Suite Op. 29 a from the Opera Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk.